French striker joins for the rest of the season
- Huddersfield Town sign Yaya Sanogo pending international clearance
- French striker pens contract for the rest of the 2020/21 season
- Comments from Leigh Bromby & Carlos Corberán
Huddersfield Town have today completed the signing of French striker Yaya Sanogo, pending international clearance!
The 28-year-old joins Town as a free agent on a contract running until the end of the 2020/21 season, having departed French top-flight side Toulouse at the end of the last campaign.
Standing at 6’ 3” tall, Sanogo knows English football well, having spent four years with Arsenal after bursting onto the scene at Auxerre. He played in the Champions League and Premier League under Arsène Wenger, as well as being capped by France up to Under-21 level.
He was subsequently Toulouse’s second top scorer over his three years at the Ligue 1 outfit.
Yaya had his pre-signing medical in France and is now isolating for a short period before joining up with Carlos Corberán’s squad later this week, pending a negative COVID-19 test.
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Huddersfield Town’s Head of Football Operations Leigh Bromby commented:
“We’re happy to welcome Yaya to the Club this week.
“It’s great that he has experience of playing in England, including the Championship, as it should allow him to hit the ground running. It was also clear from our discussions with him that he has excellent command of the language, and that he’s a positive person.
“He’s been at some big clubs in his career and comes having most recently played in a top European league. We were looking for a player who can have a real impact for us this season and we believe he fits the bill.”
Head Coach Carlos Corberán added:
“Yaya is a player who has a background in English football, something that can make his adaptation to the Championship easier.
“Physically he has a different profile to the strikers we already have in attack and it can help to increase the offensive versatility of the team.
“He has been training with a professional team in France from September until he made the journey to England, which means he should be in a better physical condition. He will still need a little time, and we will work with him to make him ready to help the team in the last part of the season.”
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